Audi to make R4 sportscar

Audi to make R4 sportscar

Audi R4 fq dynamic

After squashing numerous rumours about a smaller version of the R8, Audi has now turned around and will produce a small sports coupe according to an English car magazine.

The new mid-engined R4 will occupy a slot in the Audi lineup above the TT and below the R8. Like it’s big-brother R8 it will be a two-seater only, available as either a coupe or roadster. To distinguish it from its Porsche siblings, the Audi is said to be getting Quattro AWD and aluminum construction. Powerplants should include the full range of TFSI engines, from the 2.0L turbo, all the way up to the new supercharged and turbocharged 335-hp 2.5L five-cylinder from the TT RS. A high-performance diesel and a gas V6 are also said to be in the mix. Expect a traditional six-speed manual as standard and a seven-speed, S-tronic twin-clutch, semi-automatic as an option.

The R4 won’t appear until 2011 at the earliest, allowing Porsche time to launch the Boxster/Cayman first. If that’s not enough good news for Audi fans, there are also reports that the company is planning an R6 to go head-to-head with the Jag E-Type replacement as well as the Porsche 911. The R10 has also been green-lit, giving Audi a full range of R-badged sports cars for just about any budget.

We will bring you images and more details as they become available.

Audi R4 fq dynamic

After squashing numerous rumours about a smaller version of the R8, Audi has now turned around and will produce a small sports coupe according to an English car magazine.

The new mid-engined R4 will occupy a slot in the Audi lineup above the TT and below the R8. Like it’s big-brother R8 it will be a two-seater only, available as either a coupe or roadster. To distinguish it from its Porsche siblings, the Audi is said to be getting Quattro AWD and aluminum construction. Powerplants should include the full range of TFSI engines, from the 2.0L turbo, all the way up to the new supercharged and turbocharged 335-hp 2.5L five-cylinder from the TT RS. A high-performance diesel and a gas V6 are also said to be in the mix. Expect a traditional six-speed manual as standard and a seven-speed, S-tronic twin-clutch, semi-automatic as an option.

The R4 won’t appear until 2011 at the earliest, allowing Porsche time to launch the Boxster/Cayman first. If that’s not enough good news for Audi fans, there are also reports that the company is planning an R6 to go head-to-head with the Jag E-Type replacement as well as the Porsche 911. The R10 has also been green-lit, giving Audi a full range of R-badged sports cars for just about any budget.

We will bring you images and more details as they become available.

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